No. Eight Ohio State (Eight-1, Five-1 Large Ten, No. 10 CFP) at No. 24 Michigan State (6-Three, Four-2, No. 18 CFP), 12:05 p.m. EST (Fox).

Line: Ohio State via 3½.

Sequence file: Ohio State leads 31-15.

WHAT’S AT STAKE?

Ohio State continues to be on track for a season-ending showdown with Michigan that might make a decision the department identify, however the Buckeyes first must care for a Michigan State group that has given them issues lately. A win this weekend would support the Spartans’ probabilities at a berth within the Rose Bowl.

KEY MATCHUP

Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins vs. Michigan State’s secondary. The Spartans have the country’s No. 1 run protection, however they’re going to want to determine how one can comprise Haskins, who has already surpassed Three,000 yards passing at the season and is finishing 70 p.c of his makes an attempt.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Ohio State: RBs J.Okay. Dobbins and Mike Weber. Dobbins and Weber have each run for greater than 600 yards at the season, so the Buckeyes have choices after they wish to check Michigan State’s run protection.

Michigan State: QBs Brian Lewerke and Rocky Lombardi. Lewerke has been the starter lots of the season, together with remaining weekend in opposition to Maryland, however he is handled an injured shoulder and Lombardi has been succesful in reduction. Trainer Mark Dantonio stood via Lewerke because the starter this week.

FACTS & FIGURES

Michigan State beat Ohio State en path to Large Ten titles in 2013 and 2015, however the Buckeyes breezed previous the Spartans 48-Three remaining yr. … Ohio State DT Dre’Mont Jones has a minimum of one take on for loss in seven instantly video games. … Ohio State has scored 20 or extra issues in 21 instantly video games. … The Buckeyes are 24-Three in convention street video games beneath trainer City Meyer. … Michigan State has misplaced six instantly house video games on this collection. … Michigan State is 10-6 in its remaining 16 video games in opposition to groups within the AP most sensible 10.

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